GamblingDeals’ Favourite Live Casino Games
Here are our top recommendations for the best live casino games around.
Players familiar with live dealer tables will know that it can sometimes be hard to enter a game. Evolution addressed this issue with Infinite Blackjack, where each individual player appears to be the only one at the table. In reality, an infinite number of players can be present at the table at any one time, but they all receive the same hand before calling the shots as they see them. This way, players never have to wait to be accepted onto the table.
Infinite Blackjack follows standard blackjack rules and has eight decks in play. The dealer must stand on soft 17 – that is, when their hand contains an ace with a value of 11 – and blackjack hands pay out at 3:2. Infinite Blackjack also incorporates the Six-Card Charlie rule: if players gather six cards in their hand without going bust, they’re immediately credited with the win, even if the dealer hits a blackjack. Depending on whether players make use of the side bet options, Infinite Blackjack has a return to player (RTP) ranging between 93.82 and 99.51%.
Based on standard European Roulette rules, Lighting Roulette was released in 2018 with a unique twist on this table game classic. As soon as bets are placed, the dealer will pull on the lightning lever, which in turn selects up to five pockets on the wheel entirely at random. Any straight-up bets placed on one of the illuminated pockets will receive a multiplier ranging from 50-500x the stake, generating far more significant jackpot opportunities than standard roulette games.
There’s a noticeable difference in style compared to other Evolution games here, with the studio resembling more of a gameshow aesthetic alongside the energetic croupier. As players now expect from Evolution’s titles, Lightning Roulette offers multiple HD camera angles, and with bets ranging from £0.20 to £10,000, this is a game that bends to suit all casino budgets. With an RTP rate of 97.30%, this is a wheel worth spinning for any roulette fan.
Another Evolution product, Monopoly Live takes the much-loved board game and adapts it for the live casino experience. Bets range from £0.10 to £2,500 and the game has an RTP ranking of 96.23%. Monopoly Live is a game of two components: the first consists of a Monopoly-themed wheel that’s spun by the host after bets have been made, with corresponding payouts located on each section of the wheel. The second is the bonus round, launched when players place successful bets on the 2 rolls or 4 rolls segments on the wheel. At this point, Mr Monopoly comes alive, transporting players to a 3D version of the classic board. According to the bet that launched the bonus round, Mr Monopoly will move around the board – which contains all the properties and utilities of the original game – collecting various cash prizes as he goes. Once players are out of rolls, they’ll return to the main game with their jackpot – that is, if they were lucky enough to land one.
Released in 2017, Evolution’s Dream Catcher gave rise to a new kind of live dealer game, where family TV entertainment meets online casinos in a fascinating amalgamation. It has since engendered the production of a series of other games of this ilk, all of which continue to be incredibly popular with live dealer players.
Dream Catcher combines elements of bingo, online slots, and roulette to generate an RTP of 96.58%. The game takes place on a 54-pocket wheel, 52 of which are marked with the numbers 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 40; the remaining two pockets contain a x2 and x7 multiplier. Like in Monopoly Live, players place bets on which number the wheel will stop at before it’s spun. The lower numbers are the ones with the lowest volatility, therefore appearing most frequently on the wheel; the number 40, by contrast, only appears once. Payouts occur at the corresponding rate, so a successful £5 wager landing on number 10 would receive a payout of £50. When the wheel lands on a multiplier, this is carried over to a second spin of the wheel, where the multiplier then becomes live and is applied to any successful wagers.
Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker
Evolution’s variation on Texas Hold’em will be sure to please poker enthusiasts. The rules stay close to the original version, but with a few twists. The first is that there are no bets placed after the river card, so the final round of betting takes place after the flop. The game also contains a bonus bet feature, which players must opt-in for and is based solely on the starting hand, regardless of whether they win or lose. If a player decides to wager on the bonus bet, they’ll receive a payout if they have a starting hand consisting of any pair, A-K, A-Q, or A-J. This bonus bet rules gives Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker an RTP ranging between 97.96 and 99.47%.